Good lubbers turned bad?

While I usually try not to disturb the wildlife,

Holding baby lubbers in your hand can be fun.

Juvenile Eastern Lubber Grasshopper
April 2013

Five or so minutes later, this one hopped off.  Fast forward a few months and this guy will be yellow and big and sort of scary, too.  Baby wildlife have a reputation of being “so cute” you want to take them home, even though we know we shouldn’t.  You would’t want to do that with a lubber because they could eat all your plants.  But are these menacing-looking adult lubbers still be safe to pick up?

Answer: Stay tuned.

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